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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ Themes & Provenance ▸ Gods, Olympians ▸ Hephaestus or VulcanView Options:  |  |  | 

Hephaestus or Vulcan

Blacksmith to the Gods; god of fire and the forge. Son of Zeus and Hera or, according to some traditions, of Hera alone.


Roman Republic, Dictatorship of Julius Caesar, T. Carisius, c. 46 B.C.

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"This remarkable type celebrates the Roman mint itself which was located adjacent to the temple of Juno Moneta on the Arx summit of the Capitoline Hill. -- Roman Coins and Their Values, Millennium Edition, Volume One by David R Sear
SH09049. Silver denarius, SRCV I 447, RSC I Carisia 1, Crawford 464/2, Sydenham 982a, gVF, weight 3.56 g, maximum diameter 20.6 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, obverse MONETA, head of Juno Moneta right, hair in knot, earring and necklace, one lock of hair falls down on her neck; reverse TēCARISIVS above minting implements, die as wreathed cap of Vulcan above anvil, between tongue and hammer; all in wreath; SOLD


Roman Republic, Dictatorship of Julius Caesar, T. Carisius, c. 46 B.C.

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"This remarkable type celebrates the Roman mint itself which was located adjacent to the temple of Juno Moneta on the Arx summit of the Capitoline Hill. -- Roman Coins and Their Values, Millennium Edition, Volume One by David R Sear
RR16788. Silver denarius, SRCV I 447, RSC I Carisia 1, Crawford 464/2, Sydenham 982a, aVF, weight 3.455 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 90o, Rome mint, c. 46 B.C.; obverse MONETA, head of Juno Moneta right, hair in knot, earring and necklace, one lock of hair falls down on her neck; reverse TēCARISIVS above minting implements, die as wreathed cap of Vulcan above anvil, between tongue and hammer; all in wreath; SOLD


Roman Republic, Lucius Aurelius Cotta, 105 B.C.

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Vulcan is the divinity of the forge and therefore symbolic of the striking of money.
RR90415. Silver denarius serratus, Crawford 314/1c, Sydenham 577a, RSC I Aurelia 21b, SRCV I 191, F, weight 3.746 g, maximum diameter 19.4 mm, die axis 135o, Rome mint, 105 B.C.; obverse draped bust of Vulcan right, wearing a laureate pileus, X above tongs behind, all within myrtle wreath; reverse eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left, Q right, L COT below, all within a laurel wreath; SOLD







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